Biggest Summer Olympics Stories (So Far)
Michael Phelps fails to medal in his first event. Skeet shooter Kimberly Rhodes becomes the first American to medal in 5 straight Olympics. The USA men’s basketball team overwhelms France in their first match. A North Korean weight lifter lifts 3 times his weight. The Olympic highlights are coming fast and furious.
There has already been some controversy particularly surrounding the record setting performance of Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen who won gold in the women’s 400 IM . The rumor mill is already floating with allegations of “doping”, unsubstantiated at this point. So far the U.S. is second behind China in the medal count with 11 to China’s 12. The 2012 Summer Olympics continue through August 12th.